Samsung Galaxy Note5 and S6 edge+ found to aggressively close tasks in the background

24 August, 2015
This behavior is similar to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge even though the Note 5 and edge+ have 4GB RAM.

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  • Anonymous

Kajam, 24 Aug 2015OK if anyone who watched the video and think or complain about h... moreAnd that's only if you are sitting there and switching between a bunch of apps like that constantly.
And exactly they still loaded pretty quick in the end. Just a small fraction behind the others.
And it's not something that is actually hindering most users.
Nor does it have anything to do with the actual multi tasking where the Note still is unbeaten champion.

It would be nice if it held more apps for longer times. But everyone makes it out as if it's the worst thing in the world. That it takes so long to load apps and makes the phone so slow. That it makes the whole phone terrible and negates all the benefits.
And that it makes every other phone miles better and makes it as if no other phone has any form of issue at all.
Just another day of fools and samsung haters.

  • Anonymous

samdung, 24 Aug 2015don't worry. the next s7 will not be easily shattered anymore. b... moreMeanwhile it's apple copying Samsung designs. And everyone is whining for them to use aluminum anyway. And since when was it cr-apple's idea to use aluminum design?

And did you watch any drop test of the S6 Edge? It's a beast.

  • Kajam

OK if anyone who watched the video and think or complain about how slow is the galaxy I will say you guys are full Of S. Because if you worry about a fraction of a second to load the app which will save a lot more on battery life then you are so dumb. I bought the note 5 and I am using it coming from a note 4 the note 5 give me 6hrsome of screen time one charge including calls with Bluetooth and wifi and data running all the time which its nowhere close to what I used to get from note 4.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015So if it's an iPhone with all these disadvantages it's a fashio-... moreCompletely different story.
Iphone does it for control and lacks all the better hardware and software.

Samsung is far form the only Droid to have these things. One was for technical reasons and the other for being hounded by every single user comment and review for years about their design/materials.
And the rest are class leading things that leave iphone in the dust.

  • Anonymous

such a fail phone...



note4 ftw :)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015All the benefits are not enough to counter all the huge disadvan... moreThank you for proving my point.

  • samdung

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015All the benefits are not enough to counter all the huge disadvan... moredon't worry. the next s7 will not be easily shattered anymore. because maybe it will use a fully aluminum body like iphone (because samdung will copy iphone 6 aluminum design)

  • mordock

This is probably a measure to ensure that the phone doesn't get slow, by exhausting all available system memory.

Quite happy with my windows phone on this regards.
Multi tasking is a breeze
Was forced into another os by the fact that I had to reset my phone with some frequency for the system to be stable and fast

Entry level Lumia 535 does what my old xperia p could never do OS wise. Apart from the lack of apps I have no complaints what so ever.

I wish more people would give wp a try. I'm sure Samsung would optimize their system if their android flagships started tanking

What was Samsungs' motive behind this? They're the ones promoting multitasking and yet their devices aren't behaving like a device with 4GB RAM. Hopefully they can change their ways.

  • Anonymous

The more I read about this phone the more disappointed I am.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-292864, 24 Aug 2015Are you talking about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ?So if it's an iPhone with all these disadvantages it's a fashio-accesory, but if it's a Samsung with the same disadvantages, it's cool? LOL, fan-boys.

  • samdung

an expensive overpriced device shouldn't behave like that.

  • AnonD-292864

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015All the benefits are not enough to counter all the huge disadvan... moreAre you talking about iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ?

  • bug

"The exact reason for this is still unknown."

I'm pretty sure it's because some programmer wrote the code once for some device having just 1GB RAM and everybody else just used that as it was.
Of course, this would be a non-issue if we had a slider to configure the time interval before killing an app. But nooo, users today are too dumb to configure a device, so we don't get configuration options anymore.

Useless phone, I dont even want to imagine that some(or all) of my background tasks will stop. (maybe you should test battery life after that will update!)

  • Anonymous

samsung decline

  • AnonD-213026

Maybe a software update will fix this. It doesn't seem to happen on the note 4 though so hopefully future updates won't reverse the process.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015And of course.....All this page will be full of is haters and pe... moreAll the benefits are not enough to counter all the huge disadvantages for such expensive devices. No removable battery, no sd slot and no 128GB option, bloatware, bugs, fragile (Glass back).
It's just a shiny fashion accesory. So yes, it's a terrible phone. It can only be a good fashion accesory.

  • AnonD-433131

Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015Really? Because iOS apps have been consistently proven to crash ... moreProbably you are here to prove here that samsung are better so there is no meaning to talk about facts.

  • Lagylagy

[deleted post]I've used two samsung phones and after a while those became unsesable.... And the same with tablet so stop praising this phones after some time you will regret buying it